WINTER PARK, Fla. (July 2018): Bella has polycystic kidney disease, an inherited disorder where clusters of cysts develop primarily within the kidneys. She also has dysautonomia, a condition that affects the functioning of many organs. It’s not easy for Bella… she struggles with immense pain on a daily basis.
Bella’s happiness comes from photography, and she dreamed about taking beautiful photos. It clicked right away how to make her wish picture perfect. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life threatening illnesses, purchased a professional Canon Camera bundle for Bella, fully loaded with lots of accessories to further inspire her love of photography.
To teach Bella how to utilize all of the camera’s amazing features and capture images like a professional, portrait photographer Tracy Hougham graciously provided her with a private lesson. The picturesque outdoor setting also provided Tracy with a beautiful backdrop for taking photos of Bella experiencing her special day. “My favorite part today was taking pictures and talking to everybody,” said Wish Kid Bella. “I loved it… it was so exciting.”
“I loved watching her smile – she was really happy,” said her mom Tanya. “And she can now pursue her dreams and take amazing photos.”
“When our Wish Kids feel greatly inspired by a passion, we love to further fuel their motivation in experiencing what brings them the most happiness,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai. “It really allows sick kids to put their focus on something that makes them feel good and off of their illness.”
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and those struggling with life-altering situations. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and find out how you can help make dreams come true and sponsor a wish for a deserving child.